Jim is a Chartered Engineer with a PhD in electronics and an MBA. He spent 20 years with British Gas R&D before joining Datalink in 2000. As the Technical Director at Datalink he established the company’s design group. This group has gone on to develop numerous products across a range of markets (e.g. medical, food safety, pipeline inspection, asset condition monitoring, fuel cell controllers, data logging). Jim is the company’s expert in the development of electronics for explosive environments (ATEX). Recently, his role has changed to Development Director, allowing him to take a more direct role in growing the business by building new customer relationships, moving into new markets, and working with customers to help them bring their new product ideas to full production manufacture.